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Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 

Labour disruption at Skagerak International School

The Norwegian teachers union, Utdanningsforbundet, has taken out from Thursday 23 March, 36 of their members on strike at Skagerak International School. We regret the inconvenience this causes for our students and their parents.

The school will be closed to students both Thursday 23 March and Friday 24 March, but will open on Monday 27 March. More information will be coming.

Please see the press release in Norwegian or English or listen to the debate on NRK1 Vestfold with director Hans Jørgen Firing.

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Posted Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 

Calling all carpenters...

The school library is interested in acquiring new wooden bins to hold the picture book collection in the Primary School section of the library. Do we have any parents or grandparents in the school community with carpentry skills? Please contact the school librarians, Sue Budd (sue.budd@skagerak.org) or Maura Brattested (maura.brattested@skagerak.org), if you are interested and able!


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Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 

Skagerak Playmakers present Oliver Twist, 31 March and 1 April

Everyone is invited toVerdensteateret on Kongensgate on 31 March and 1 April for this year's production, Oliver Twist.

Oliver Twist is a dramatic story, told in English, about a young orphan boy who finds himself alone on the streets of London in 1831. His is befriended by thieves and pickpockets, later rescued by a wealthy family and finally finds out about his true identity.

25 actors, ages 9-19 years have been skillfully directed by John Goodnow in recreating pre-Victorian London. Tickets available at the door. Adults: kr 150; children/students kr 50; Family ticket Kr 350

Come and enjoy yet another fantastic production from our very own theatre group!



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Posted Thursday, Mar 9, 2017 

Fun in the forest with PY3!

Lot's of smiles while gathering items for the Habitat Box exchange with our friends in the USA!


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Posted Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 

Student led conferences for Primary school, 16 March

On Thursday 16 March from 13:00 to 19:00, Kindergarten and Primary school teachers at Skagerak International School will be holding student led conferences for the second term of 2016/2017. Students will be dismissed at 12:15 on this day.Please take a moment to sign up to see your child's teachers, as many of the times fill up quite quickly. Additionally this semester, Mr. Hans Jørgen Firing the school Director, will be available for meetings if you would like information, or have any questions or concerns for him.

The Primary school will student led conferences that give the students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills that they have learned this past year. Each slot is 45 minutes long and there are a total of four different students can sign up for each slot. If you would like to speak to any of the specialist teachers (Norwegian, Art, PE, Music, Learning Support and ELA) they will also be available for a 10 minute conference. Simply scroll through the different teachers to find their schedules or click each link below to go directly to their signup page.

KG PY1 PY2 PY3 PY4 PY5 PY6

Sign up Procedure

Please visit the link to schedule your meetings - see also the email that was sent to all parents on 6 March. You may sign up for meetings by ticking an available time slot. You can scroll through the available teachers with the tabs at the top of the page. If you want to change the date, simply choose from the top right pull down menu. Please make note of the time and try not to book teachers at the same time. You will receive an email notification of all your appointments two days prior to the scheduled conferences. You do not have to sign up for SignUpGenius; however, if you do, you will be able to make edits, cancel appointments, and have greater functionality in the program. If you have any troubles, questions, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Egan for assistance.

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Posted Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017 

IB Diploma Visual Arts Exhibition 2017


On Monday 13 March 6-8 pm, 4 students from our IB Diploma programme will be exhibiting their works created during their 2 year study of visual arts. The Visual Arts department is proud to present their creative works and all members of the Skagerak community are invited to participate in the opening of the exhibition.

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Posted Monday, Mar 6, 2017 

Support the Kindergarten and Primary School Student Council

On Thursday 9 March, the Student Council is selling pizza to raise funds so it can continue to sponsor fun and exciting events for the Kindergarten and Primary School!


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Posted Monday, Feb 27, 2017 

PY1 Art Exhibition: How we express ourselves


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Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 

PY1 Art Gallery

Today the talented students of PY1 officially opened their Art Galler, celebrating all of the fantastic pieces produced this year. An amazing display that showcases their creative diversity!

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Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 

Chess champion at Skagerak

Our Primary Years 3 student Lykke-Merlot Helliesen (8), won the Norwegian chess championship for her age level (2006 and younger), held in Bærum this past weekend - congratulations! See the article in Sandefjords Blad.

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Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 

The team behind the scenes at Skagerak!

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Posted Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017 

Artist Visit in PY1

As part of their current art unit, PY1 had a visit from local artist, Lizz Daniels, who showed them how to make collages with glue and paper, specifically serviettes. They produced their own colorful, vibrant works of art!

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Posted Friday, Feb 10, 2017 

NIBS conference held at Skagerak

Skagerak hosted the annual NIBS conference (Norwegian International Baccalaureate Schools) on Thursday 9 February. Over 60 heads and coordinators from all areas of Norway were gathered to discuss and collaborate about IB education in Norway. It was a successful day and a perfect opportunity to showcase the great things that are happening at our school.

After being greeted by our young hosts from PY5, the participants were entertained with the PY2 class in the opening ceremony, before starting the scheduled individual sessions.

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Posted Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 

The Primary School is joining the Middle School for four days of spirit February 13th-16th. All students are invited to dress as indicated by the poster in order to win house team points for their team.

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Posted Friday, Feb 3, 2017 

Digital January 2017 reports now issued


A note to all parents that the digital copy of their child's January 2017 progress report is now available online. For Primary parents click on the Portfolio tab for the student reflection, and Report tab for the report. For Middle and High school students, the student reflection is included within the report. Please log on to your ManageBac account to access your child's report. Contact the school office if you require assistance.

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Posted Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017 

PY5 Living Museum

In celebration of the end of their unit about heroes, PY5 invited parents and students to their 'living museum' in their classroom today. New and old heroes from near and a far were to be found wandering the halls of Skagerak school, bringing history to life together with current events.

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Posted Monday, Jan 30, 2017 

Today is the 100th day of school!

Lower Primary celebrated the 100th day of school with fun and games for all!

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Posted Monday, Jan 30, 2017 

French Language Club

A reminder that the Skagerak French language club begins this Wednesday, February 1st.

The fee is kr 100 per student per hour for a minimum of 12 weeks (1 semester). Please contact Sohia directly at sophia@sodelices.com for further information.

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Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

Thank you!

A very big thank you to all students and families who have supported our holiday bottle drive. We collected kr 675 worth of empty bottles and have donated the sum to 'Doctors without Borders' - every bit helps!

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Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

Birthday wishes for Bjørg

Bjørg has been a steady and welcomed volunteer every Wednesday in Skagerak Kindergarten for 12 years! Where does the time go? None of us can believe she is turning 80 years of age this week - least of all her. All current and previous students gathered yesterday to surprise her with best wishes and a cake, in appreciation for all contributions and donation of her time at Skagerak.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJØRG!

Waiting in anticipation
Surprise!
Congratulations from some of her first kindergarten students

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Posted Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 

Introducing the Children's Vocal Ensemble Club

Crescendo Music School www.cresc.no is excited to establish the Children's Vocal Ensemble Club in collaboration with Skagerak International School. We aim to develop individual singing skills, singing within a group, the basic musical skills of pitch, rhythm and expression through musical, vocal techniques for the young singer. If your child loves to sing, the Vocal Ensemble is an excellent way to start.

Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 15:30 to 16:30. The fee per child is kr 100 per week. We also offer individual lessons in voice and piano for a fee of kr 300 per week.

We intend to start rehearsals as soon as we have a minimum of 5 children. If you are interested, please contact Crescendo Musikkskole for further information: crescendo.musikkskole@gmail.com or telephone 93443316.

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Posted Monday, Jan 23, 2017 

French language lessons

Sophia Zidi is a French native speaker from France who moved to Norway in 2013. She has worked at the French school and the French institute in Oslo since 2014, using her passion for food as a means for children to learn French. In August 2016 she moved to Horten and started her cooking classes at Skagerak International School 2 times a week.

She is now introducing a French language club for Primary (from PY3) students every Wednesday 15:05-16:05 p.m. in the PY5 classroom. The fee is kr 100 per student per hour for a minimum of 12 weeks (1 semester). Please contact her directly at sophia@sodelices.com for further information.

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Posted Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 

Primary assembly, Friday 20 January

This Friday is our monthly full school assembly from 14:00-15:00 in the Lars Ask auditorium. This assembly will have feature performances from PY3 as the main cast, with supporting acts from PY1, PY2 and KG. A reminder that if you cannot attend the assembly personally, you can follow along with the Periscope or Twitter app on your phone or computer. If you would like to watch it, search for Skagerak Assembly on Periscope or follow @Skageraktester on Twitter to view the live feed from 2pm.

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Posted Saturday, Jan 7, 2017 

Important Reminder- Tuesday Early Dismissal from January 2017

Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onward both the Primary and Middle school will be dismissed at 14:30 on Tuesdays to facilitate staff meetings and professional development as a school. SFO will continue to be offered until 16:30 on Tuesdays.

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Posted Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 

Introducing the Skagerak Builder Club!

Starting Friday January 6th, students in PY1-4 are invited to join the Skagerak Builder Club. This club is for students looking to find their inner architect to design, create and build in a fun setting. Materials will be supplied by within the club and include Lego, Zoob's, Playdough, Re-cycled materials and much more. This club will be meeting weekly on Fridays in the PY1 classroom from 1315-1345 during the second break. Please look for posters around the school, listen for morning announcements or ask Torren in PY4 for more details. Come along and build the future!


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Posted Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017 

Bottle drive 4-13 January



Drop off all refundable cans and bottles to the front reception in the Primary/Middle school building, and help us contribute to 'Doctors without Borders'. Last day for delivery is Friday 13 January. Thank you for your support!

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Posted Friday, Dec 9, 2016 

Fun from the paper airplane club

For Kindergarten to PY4 students. Thank you tothe Middle school media group for creating the video.

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Posted Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016 

Holiday greetings from the principal

Dear Skagerak Parents,

Here we are in the month of December! The school year is now more than 1/3 of the way through, and shortly 2016 will come to a busy end here at Skagerak. Before the school disperses across the globe, Norway or stays to enjoy beautiful Sandefjord; I thought I would give an overview of the upcoming important dates and other information before we start our holiday. As always, if you have any questions or require more information about the events below, please contact the school.

Holiday show on Thursday December 8th, 6 pm to 8pm

Ms. Martinsen and the Primary students and staff have been hard at work on this years' Winter Performance Primary production. The show will be from 6 pm to 8pm in the High School auditorium followed by Christmas carols organized by the Parent Council, including a visit from a special guest. Children are to meet up from at 5:30 pm.

Ugly Sweater Day on Thursday December 8th

Thursday December 8th is also the Annual Ugly Sweater day in the Middle school with everyone encouraged to wear their most hideous sweater. Always a good laugh!

Radio CAS movie night Friday December 9th

The Middle School Radio Service and Action group is hosting a Christmas Movie video evening on Friday December 9th with movies catering to Primary and Middle School students. More information can be found on the classroom blogs.

Lunchtime dismissal on the last day of school Tuesday December 13th

A reminder that the last day before the December holiday is a half day with students being dismissed at 12:00 in the Primary school and 12:15 in the Middle School.

Holiday office hours

The school administration will be open 10 am to 2 pm 14- 21 December and will then close for holidays. The office reopens Monday 2 January.

Wednesday January 4th school starts

School resumes with normal times from Wednesday January 4th.

Early dismissal on Tuesdays from January 2017

Effective January 2017, the Primary and Middle School will be initiating an early dismissal day on Tuesdays. From January 10th onwards both the Primary and Middle school will be dismissed at 14:30 on Tuesdays to facilitate staff meetings and professional development as a school. SFO will continue to be offered until 16:30 on Tuesdays.

Lost and found

Every year an expansive collection of Lost and Found items are collected in the Primary and Middle school. These items are displayed in the front hallway of the red building until next week. Please take an opportunity to peruse the items. All remaining items will be donated to charity on December 14th.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, students and parents for their continued support from August 15th. (which seems so far away!) Skagerak is truly a community and it is at this time of year that it really shows, in the hallways, classrooms and in the students faces. The 2017 school year will bring new learning experiences, new challenges and new fun. I look forward to what lies ahead for us as at Skagerak!

I hope to see as many parents as possible at the Primary winter performance or before the break begins next Wednesday, but if not I wish you all Peace, Joy, Hope and Happiness during this Holiday season and throughout the New Year.

Kind regards, James Tester

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Posted Friday, Dec 2, 2016 

Cozy Winter Friday, 9 December


Wear your pyjamas and cuddle up with a hot chocolate to celebrate winter. Only kr 30 for hot chocolate with marshmallows and gingerbread. On Friday, 9 December.

Organised by Student Council

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Posted Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016 

December details

There will no after school homework asistance offered the first two weeks in December 2016. Homework club is cancelled Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December. Further, school is dismissed at 12 noon on Tuesday 13 December. Sarah Sunde looks forward to seeing the students again in January!

In need of a babysitter during the holidays or any other time? Please contact our SFO supervisor Carol King for a list of names and contact numbers, carol.king@skagerak.org. She has a network of very capable high school students willing to help out whether it is babysitting, snow shovelling, cleaning etc.

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    • FriMar24 School closed

      due to labour disruption

    • FriMar24 Primary school assembly CANCELLED 2:00 PM

      Hosted by PY2


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